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Bulletin: Banana famine

A state of emergency has been called as a result of the complete
destruction of this year's banana crop in Northern California due to
frost.  What promised to be a banner year in the first year of fruit
harvesting has turned to disaster.  Said farmer Franzman:  "The entire
bunch was wiped out!  It's a complete loss.  Nothing left but a gushy,
black mess!  I guess my family will have to tighten our belts and try
again next year.  Thank God for government subsidies."  The distraught
would-be farmer hinted that he might be through with banana production
in the future when asked about the sagacity of growing a tropical fruit
in N. California.  Said farmer Franzman "You know, you might be right
about that.  I hadn't thought of it.  Maybe I should try lechee nuts

Story by AP

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